Showing posts with label Hamas attack. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hamas attack. Show all posts

October 8, 2023

The GOP using Hamas attack to bash Biden is un-American

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By Hal Brown

 Trump blamed the Hamas attack on President Biden (article):

Donald Trump blamed President Joe Biden for Hamas’ attack on Israel on Saturday, claiming the long-simmering Israeli-Palestinian conflict erupted into new violence because Biden is perceived as “weak.”

“It was a big attack with a lot of dead people all over the place,” Trump told an audience at a Waterloo, Iowa rally. “Who would think that? And the only difference, I believe, is the difference between one president and another president.”

Donald Trump Jr. tweeted a graphic video showing a dead body in Israel Saturday – and used it to claim that similar attacks to those committed by Hamas were coming to the U.S.  Reference

So did the RNC chair:

RNC Chair Spots 'Great Opportunity' For GOP Candidates Following Hamas Attack

“I think this is a great opportunity for our candidates to contrast where Republicans have stood with Israel – time and time again – and Joe Biden has been weak,” McDaniel said.

“And when America is weak, the world is less safe. We’re seeing this not just with the war in Ukraine and with an emboldened China, but now with an attack on Israel.”

Here's Nikki Haley, a former UN ambassador, who should know better:

'You don't have any evidence': NBC host confronts Nikki Haley for blaming Biden for Hamas attack

… Haley attacked Secretary of State Antony Blinken for denying that $6 billion slated to be returned to Iran played a part in the attacks.

"They go and spread terrorism every time they get a dollar; it doesn't go to the Iranian people; it does go to terrorist attacks, and Secretary Blinken is just wrong to imply that this money is not being moved around as we speak and yet, and that's it," Haley said.

"And yet, ambassador, there's just no proof of that," Welker pointed out, "yet this is just the hours after that immediate attack. Is it irresponsible to level that charge when you really don't have any evidence of that at this point in time?"

Haley pointed to "evidence" that was unconnected to the recent attacks.

This is how Marjorie Taylor Greene blamed Biden:

"What happened to Israel could happen to America because our country has been invaded by millions of people from over 160 countries, and we've been invaded by people we don't even know where they are." Reference

Florida GOP congressman Corey Mills posted this in Truth Social: "This war in Ukraine, attacks on Israel, and open US borders would not be happening if Pres Trump were in office. We had peace under President Trump. In 2024 don’t forget the chaos overseas and on our border is under Joe Biden."

The actual case against Biden, that is the deal with Iran to pay for the release of hostages (read article) might have helped Hamas is too obscure for most voters to grasp. Trump said that  “American taxpayer dollars helped fund these attacks.” Of course, Trump and others are only speculating that Iran even helped fund the attack.

This is just background noise for MAGA voters since they already hate Biden. They are like the man wearing a
Let's Go
Brandon hat who we sat next to at this parade in August. 

This was an old fashion partiotic small town parade:

Photos by Hal Brown

I have no doubt that this man considers himself to be an American patriot. If he'd known that the couple sitting next to him and his wife at the foot of his driveway were Democrats he'd probably consider us to be un-American.

He and his ilk who want to blame President Biden, someone who he most lilely considers to have stolen the election, are the not patriots they think they are.

Israel, for all the anti-Democratc far-right policies Netanyahu favors, is still a democracy and a staunch American ally. 

These MAGA people don't need reasons to blame Biden for the Hamas attack. It isn't a stretch to think that some of them don't particularly care about what happens in Israel and harbor antisemitic beliefs.

You can believe that Israel has been committing the crimes of apartheid and persecution against Arabs in the occupied territories and Israel itself, which is what Human Rights Watch said, (read article) and still agree that Israel has the right to defend itself against a terrorist attack. 

This is not the time for poltical blame games.

This is the time to support Israel without promoting an American political agenda. When the United States helps other democracies who have been attacked, whether it's Ukraine or Israel, both poltical parties should stand together. It's un-American not to do so. 

Alas, these people are so brainwashed that they will believe that had Trump been president none of these bad things would have happened because no country would have dared to defy the righeous Rambo whose flag they fly.

After all, Trump not only has the biggest brain, he has the biggest gun.


Democratic comrgessman James Crow just pointed out to Jen Psaki that because the GOP doesn't have a Speaker of the House they can't hold an emergency session to approve aide for Israel.

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